Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Hazardous Waste Dumping

A federal jury in Alabama ordered Bredero Price Company, Bredero Shaw LLC, ShawCor Ltd. and Halliburton Energy Services Inc., to pay $108 million in damages to a Mobile-based landfill operator for dumping hazardous waste in its landfill. Halliburton and ShawCor, through the joint venture Bredero Price (later acquired by Bredero Shaw), owned a facility that chemically treated oil and natural gas pipes. The landfill operator, Dirt Inc., alleged that the defendants were responsible for depositing solid waste containing mercury in the landfill, which Dirt Inc. was ordered to clean up. According to a ShawCor statement, it and Halliburton are each responsible for half of the total award.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $54,000,000
Further Information Released
ShawCor Press Release 1/8/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database